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Funeral details announced for Pat Eddery

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The funeral of Pat Eddery will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thame, at 11am on December 8 followed by private cremation at Oxford Crematorium.

The funeral of Pat Eddery will be held at St Mary the Virgin Church, Thame, at 11am on December 8 followed by private cremation at Oxford Crematorium.

It will be followed by a celebration of his life at Notley Tythe Barn in Long Crendon.

Eddery, crowned champion Flat jockey 11 times, died on November 10 at the age of 63.

The brilliant Irish-born rider amassed more than 4,600 winners in a 35-year career, a total bettered only by Sir Gordon Richards in Britain.

His tally included 14 domestic Classic triumphs and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe four times, most famously with Dancing Brave in 1986.

He retired from the saddle in 2003 and became a trainer, with the highlight being the victory of Hearts Of Fire in a Group One in Italy in 2009.

He was awarded an OBE in 2005.